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2014-05-29 12:26:56

WILLIAMS, Ariz., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grand Canyon Railway (GCR) is celebrating Father's Day weekend with something new: the first-ever Williams Train Days, a hands-on tribute and experience saluting the glory days of train travel in the Southwest and the great American automobile on Route 66. This historic operating railroad is firing up its 1923 steam engine for the occasion and pulling out rarely seen equipment, rolling-stock and memorabilia. To complement the glory...

2014-01-17 16:20:10

WILLIAMS, Ariz., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grand Canyon Railway (GCR) will fire up its iconic 1923 steam engine for regularly scheduled runs from Williams, Ariz. to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in 2014. While more than 100,000 steam engines were built in the U.S. during the steam era, it is estimated that less than 100 still run, many over just short distances and at very low speeds. However, the GCR's 90-year-old Locomotive No. 4960 steam engine will be let loose to...

Death Valley Receives Gold Tier Dark Sky Label
2013-02-22 04:49:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) announced this week that Death Valley National Park is being designated as the largest International Dark Sky Park in the world. The association said that the park offers views similar to what could have been seen before the rise of cities, due to its seclusion from other towns. Death Valley earned a "Gold Tier" status from the sky pollution watchdog, a status awarded to only those places...

2011-05-27 13:09:00

DENVER, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xanterra Parks & Resorts completed the purchase of Windstar Cruises on Wednesday, May 25, after the sale of the assets of Ambassadors International, Inc. was approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on May 19, 2011. Windstar was Ambassadors' principal operating unit. Windstar Cruises, with headquarters based in Seattle, Wash., will sail all published 2011 and 2012 voyages, maintain its customer programs and policies and...

2011-05-19 20:35:00

SEATTLE, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambassadors International, Inc. ("Ambassadors") today announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has granted an order approving the sale of substantially all of Ambassadors' assets, including its principal operating unit, Windstar Cruises, to TAC Cruise LLC, an affiliate of Xanterra Holding Corporation. The sale is expected to close next week. All of Windstar's luxury yachts are sailing as scheduled, serving customers...

2010-11-15 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, AEG, a leading sports and entertainment company, launched its AEG 1EARTH environmental initiative with the release of the industry's first comprehensive sustainability report. The groundbreaking report contains metrics, collected from 20 facilities from within AEG's global network of venues, detailing AEG's commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, solid waste and water usage at all of its owned and managed facilities worldwide,...

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